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In wake of 75-vehicle pileup, a bill to repeal Maine’s seat belt law

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On Friday, just two days after one of the largest chain-reaction car crashes in state history, Maine lawmakers will consider repealing the seat belt law. Some of …
Interstate 95 northbound between Newport and Bangor was shut down Wednesday morning due to a pileup involving 75 vehicles.

DOT cameras on road signs help analyze 75-vehicle pileup on I-95

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BANGOR | In the aftermath of the 75-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Carmel, the Maine Department of Transportation is collecting weather, road and …
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This bobcat has been seen around several houses in Orono and has killed at least one house cat. A Maine game warden says residents should keep their pets inside as much as possible and avoid leaving food that may attract the bobcat.

Officials trying to trap, relocate cat-eating Orono bobcat

A hungry bobcat that’s eaten at least one neighborhood pet has drawn the attention of state wildlife officials, who are trying to …

Lubec teacher to appeal decision over incident with Donnie Smith

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Deborah Bousquet, a local elementary teacher who was suspended from her job …

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Police investigate alleged kidnapping of Waldoboro woman

Law enforcement officials have confirmed they are investigating the alleged kidnapping of …
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Dreaming of a white … birding fest?


Actor Matt Delamater of Portland is in the cast of NBC's new drama "Odyssey," which premiers in April.

Maine actor lands role in new NBC military conspiracy drama

PORTLAND | When the NBC action-packed drama “Odyssey” premieres April 5, followers of the Maine theater scene may recognize a familiar face. Matthew Delamater, …


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BDN staffers prepare to brave elements while sleeping in snow cave

Later today, BDN visuals editor Brian Feulner and I are heading to Unity College, where we’ll try to avoid freezing to death while sleeping in …

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